Grizzly Posted July 20, 2006 Share Posted July 20, 2006 Coaching internationally can really further your career even with a lesser nation. If he made demands when he was hired they certainly were not realized. I suspect he didn't make demands but if he did and the CSA did not fulfill them why did he not say something then. Considering Yallop had the offer from LA (and probably some previous MLS offers before that) why did he not make an ultimatum before jumping to LA? Holger actually never shied away from pointing out the many failings of the CSA both while he was coach and after he was sacked. I can't say I agree with everything he said (though I do agree with most of it) but he certainly was never afraid to speak his mind and said far more than Yallop did. Holger had problems because was too extreme with discipline and difficult to get along with and I don't have a problem with him getting fired when he did. However, I respect that he spoke his mind and was a competent and honest coach. When we fail to qualify because a coach makes decisions that are absolutely incompetent and unethical, it is hard for me to give him the benefit of the doubt when he makes statements blaming other things for his failures. Why is it with Yallop that all of the statements always occured after he lost/didn't qualify/quit? If these things were problems he should have noticed them before games were played and tried to correct them. I don't want to debate this endlessly since it really doesn't matter now. However, from my point of view we have a coach who failed us on so many levels complaining about problems he did very little to fix while he was in the position. Nor is he saying anything groundbreaking but rather things that even a casual observer of the program should notice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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